Washington: The cases of Kovid in America are increasing rapidly. According to new data, the highly infectious delta variant dominates here and vaccination is stable. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the seven-day average of new cases as of July 6 was 13,859 cases, up 21 percent from two weeks ago. After the weekend of July 4, the cases related to recent days may increase further.
According to the CDC, the increase in cases is due to the Delta variant, which is more transmissible than the previous strain. In two weeks, about 52 percent of the cases have come from this variant. Despite the highest availability of vaccines, America’s vaccination campaign has declined sharply since April.
More cases are coming in areas with low vaccination rates
President Joe Biden has missed his goal of providing at least one dose of the vaccine to 70 percent of adults by Independence Day, and the figure is currently 67 percent. Areas with low vaccination rates in the Midwest and South of America are reporting more cases than areas with high vaccination rates. This trend has rapidly cleared in recent weeks. According to local media, a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, ran short of ventilators to treat Covid patients hospitalized over the weekend.
Vaccines are effective against viruses
Dr. Amesh Adalja, infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said, “The trajectory we are likely to see is two distinct forms of the pandemic in the US. One form is more of a problem in places where vaccinations are very important. Whereas in other parts of the country, the epidemic is going to be managed to a large extent as a common respiratory virus.
According to the data, vaccines from Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca have maintained high efficacy against severe Covid and according to experts the same is true of Moderna vaccine.